Empowering Patients and Family

Through programs of therapy and treatment, patients can develop or maintain their abilities and minimize the effect of their disabilities. Experts and professionals alone cannot decide the best plan of care for a patient. The patient and the patient's family play a key role because they best understand the patient's special needs and wishes. At Riverview, the patient's family is closely involved in health care decision making. In face-to-face meetings or teleconferences, they participate as full members of the team when decisions are made about plans of care.